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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.

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The Mysterious Postmistress Of West Palm Beach

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial Of Lena Clarke Episode 357 is a crazy blend of murder, embezzlement, and a ghost story. When a former post office clerk is found murdered in the hotel room of a woman who had been a co-worker, there are hints of either a connection the spirit world or madness, but still, a Florida courtroom is stunned the depths of the suspect’s mysticism as revealed in her trial. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and...

99 MIN4 days ago
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The Mysterious Postmistress Of West Palm Beach

Blinded By Murder

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73 MIN1 weeks ago
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Blinded By Murder

The Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana

Ad-free AvailableThe Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Killing Billy The Kid Episode 355 takes us back to the Old West with a profile of one of the classic rivalries of the era: The lanky Sheriff Pat Garrett v. the notorious William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, including a narrative of their fateful last encounter as told by the sheriff himself. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in t...

72 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana

The Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer

Ad-free AvailableThe Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... A Debaucher Of Children Gets His Revenge Episode 354 is a real trip to the dark side as it recounts the rampage of a local beat patrolmen the result of having his ugly perverted secrets revealed. Although he was responsible for a lot of lives lost and hurt forever, there’s some satisfaction in watching him get some of what he deserves, public humiliation as well as the state’s own vengeance. Culled from the historic pages of the Pittsburgh Press, the Sun-Telegraph, the Post-Gazette, and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disas...

89 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer

Ready For Rope

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder Of Sheriff Rogers At Glencoe Episode 353 takes place in late 19th century Minnesota, but plays out like a classic Western tale. You know the one, where a pair of strangers come into town, shoot the sheriff, and incite the citizenry to take the law into their own hands. Culled from the historic pages of the Minneapolis Star, the St. Paul Tribune, and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Catastrophic Calmaties, exploring the famous and forgotten tragedies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries where host Susan Ferman answers the age-old question: What could go wrong? Spoiler alert: Everything! Episode One now available at www.calamities.us. Also, stay tuned for new episodes of Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate re...

82 MINSEP 15
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Ready For Rope

Gin! Jazz! Guns!

Ad-free AvailableThe Real ‘Chicago’ Murders Episode 252 explores the two murders that inspired the hit musical “Chicago,” which was based on a play by Maurine Watkins, who did some reporting on both cases as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I’ll be joined by my colleague Susan Ferman, whose own podcast Catastrophic Calamities, will premiere next week on the Pulpular Media network. Susan will read about the case of Beulah Annan, who became Roxy Hart on stage. I will read the case of Belva Gaertner, who became Velma Kelly. Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era. This episode includes a reference to a fellow murderess Sabela Nitti, whose story you can hear about in True Crime Historian 230, The Ugly Duckling Murderess. Hula Lou on YouTube

96 MINSEP 9
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Gin! Jazz! Guns!

Tragedy At The Trysting Place

Ad-free AvailableTragedy At The Trysting Place YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Ladies’ Man Lawyer & The Mysterious Blonde Episode 151 recalls a fatal shooting on a dark country road when a pair of unemployed thugs set out to rape and plunder unsuspecting couples looking for a quiet place to canoodle. They get more than they bargained for when their mark turns out to be a well-armed attorney. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new epi...

76 MINSEP 1
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Tragedy At The Trysting Place

The Bad Boy Butcher Of Hollywood

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder Of Myrtle Mellus Episode 350 relates the tale of a love triangle ending in tragedy when a Hollywood socialite is found murdered after one of her regular trysts with her young lover. There’s a lot of drinking and debauchery involved in this, and we never really get all the details of this sordid liaison, but just enough to spark the imagination. Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers of the era.

103 MINAUG 25
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The Bad Boy Butcher Of Hollywood

Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tragic Despair Of Etta Butts Episode 349 is dedicated to loyal listener Kellie Fenner who wanted to hear more about this case from her hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the sad sad story of a mother who committed the unthinkable act of murdering her own children. I actually did the research on this one during a camping tour of Michigan, and since it came up a little shorter than a normal episode, I’m including a revamped version of episode 67, another tragic story from Michigan, this one from the Upper Peninsula mining community of Calumet. We spent quite a bit of time in Calumet this trip, and I visited the memorial to this tragedy and paid my respects to the victims. You can read more about it on my social media channels or at www.truecrimehistorian.com/calumet. Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald, the Grand Rapid...

96 MINAUG 18
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Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

Blood On The Bridge

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Murder Of Bessie Little Episode 348 takes place in Dayton, Ohio, just up the Great Miami River from my hometown. I’m trying to come up with a name for this particular narrative trope, the murder of a woman by the man whose child she is carrying, consequently, the murder of an unborn child as well. There is some question in this case whether Bessie Little was actually pregnant, but the point is, somebody thought she was.Culled from the historic pages of the Dayton Herald and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmat...

84 MINAUG 11
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Blood On The Bridge

Latest Episodes

The Mysterious Postmistress Of West Palm Beach

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial Of Lena Clarke Episode 357 is a crazy blend of murder, embezzlement, and a ghost story. When a former post office clerk is found murdered in the hotel room of a woman who had been a co-worker, there are hints of either a connection the spirit world or madness, but still, a Florida courtroom is stunned the depths of the suspect’s mysticism as revealed in her trial. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and...

99 MIN4 days ago
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The Mysterious Postmistress Of West Palm Beach

Blinded By Murder

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73 MIN1 weeks ago
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Blinded By Murder

The Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana

Ad-free AvailableThe Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Killing Billy The Kid Episode 355 takes us back to the Old West with a profile of one of the classic rivalries of the era: The lanky Sheriff Pat Garrett v. the notorious William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, including a narrative of their fateful last encounter as told by the sheriff himself. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in t...

72 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana

The Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer

Ad-free AvailableThe Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... A Debaucher Of Children Gets His Revenge Episode 354 is a real trip to the dark side as it recounts the rampage of a local beat patrolmen the result of having his ugly perverted secrets revealed. Although he was responsible for a lot of lives lost and hurt forever, there’s some satisfaction in watching him get some of what he deserves, public humiliation as well as the state’s own vengeance. Culled from the historic pages of the Pittsburgh Press, the Sun-Telegraph, the Post-Gazette, and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disas...

89 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer

Ready For Rope

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder Of Sheriff Rogers At Glencoe Episode 353 takes place in late 19th century Minnesota, but plays out like a classic Western tale. You know the one, where a pair of strangers come into town, shoot the sheriff, and incite the citizenry to take the law into their own hands. Culled from the historic pages of the Minneapolis Star, the St. Paul Tribune, and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Catastrophic Calmaties, exploring the famous and forgotten tragedies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries where host Susan Ferman answers the age-old question: What could go wrong? Spoiler alert: Everything! Episode One now available at www.calamities.us. Also, stay tuned for new episodes of Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate re...

82 MINSEP 15
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Ready For Rope

Gin! Jazz! Guns!

Ad-free AvailableThe Real ‘Chicago’ Murders Episode 252 explores the two murders that inspired the hit musical “Chicago,” which was based on a play by Maurine Watkins, who did some reporting on both cases as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I’ll be joined by my colleague Susan Ferman, whose own podcast Catastrophic Calamities, will premiere next week on the Pulpular Media network. Susan will read about the case of Beulah Annan, who became Roxy Hart on stage. I will read the case of Belva Gaertner, who became Velma Kelly. Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era. This episode includes a reference to a fellow murderess Sabela Nitti, whose story you can hear about in True Crime Historian 230, The Ugly Duckling Murderess. Hula Lou on YouTube

96 MINSEP 9
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Gin! Jazz! Guns!

Tragedy At The Trysting Place

Ad-free AvailableTragedy At The Trysting Place YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Ladies’ Man Lawyer & The Mysterious Blonde Episode 151 recalls a fatal shooting on a dark country road when a pair of unemployed thugs set out to rape and plunder unsuspecting couples looking for a quiet place to canoodle. They get more than they bargained for when their mark turns out to be a well-armed attorney. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new epi...

76 MINSEP 1
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Tragedy At The Trysting Place

The Bad Boy Butcher Of Hollywood

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder Of Myrtle Mellus Episode 350 relates the tale of a love triangle ending in tragedy when a Hollywood socialite is found murdered after one of her regular trysts with her young lover. There’s a lot of drinking and debauchery involved in this, and we never really get all the details of this sordid liaison, but just enough to spark the imagination. Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers of the era.

103 MINAUG 25
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The Bad Boy Butcher Of Hollywood

Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tragic Despair Of Etta Butts Episode 349 is dedicated to loyal listener Kellie Fenner who wanted to hear more about this case from her hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the sad sad story of a mother who committed the unthinkable act of murdering her own children. I actually did the research on this one during a camping tour of Michigan, and since it came up a little shorter than a normal episode, I’m including a revamped version of episode 67, another tragic story from Michigan, this one from the Upper Peninsula mining community of Calumet. We spent quite a bit of time in Calumet this trip, and I visited the memorial to this tragedy and paid my respects to the victims. You can read more about it on my social media channels or at www.truecrimehistorian.com/calumet. Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald, the Grand Rapid...

96 MINAUG 18
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Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

Blood On The Bridge

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Murder Of Bessie Little Episode 348 takes place in Dayton, Ohio, just up the Great Miami River from my hometown. I’m trying to come up with a name for this particular narrative trope, the murder of a woman by the man whose child she is carrying, consequently, the murder of an unborn child as well. There is some question in this case whether Bessie Little was actually pregnant, but the point is, somebody thought she was.Culled from the historic pages of the Dayton Herald and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmat...

84 MINAUG 11
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Blood On The Bridge

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